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About BeHappyRussia
BeHappyRussia is delighted to offer you tours round St.Petersburg, the Hermitage, Peterhof Fountain Parks, Grand Peterhof Palace, Catherine Palace with Amber Room, cathedrals, churches, the Synagogue, etc. Just write to us and we will develop the tour only for YOU!! All guests are welcome: families with kids, students, senior travelers, guests with reduced mobility, cruise and hotel travelers, art, food and history lovers!
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Marty H. wrote a review Jul 2019
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On a recent Baltic Sea cruise we spent two days in St. Petersburg, Russia. If you want to experience St. Petersburg with a guide who really knows her city, then you can't go wrong with Olga at behappyRUSSIA. I had visited St. Petersburg several years ago and loved the many beautiful and historic sites this city has to offer. I wanted my husband and our two friends to enjoy their visit as much as I had. Olga and I worked together on what we thought would be the best itinerary for us. I expressed a desire to go "in the back door" and miss the huge lines that trail out and around the most popular museums and palaces. Olga did not disappoint. Her breadth of knowledge of Russian history constantly amazed us. She is friendly, speaks almost perfect English, and is a happy and SMILING Russian citizen. We had our own experienced and safe driver who drove us around in a very comfortable and large SUV. Olga is rightfully very proud of her city and it showed. If I were ever to return I would most definitely hire her again. If you want to get the most out of your visit then a private guide is your best choice. You can't go wrong with Olga. You can find her at: behappyrussia.com
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from BeHappyRussia, Владелец at BeHappyRussia
Responded Jul 18, 2019
Thank you so much for such a fantastic 5 star review !! Truly appreciate it ! It was such a wonderful exprence with you and your friends! Please come back and let me know what I can do to you and any of your friends in the future!
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Daydream559394 wrote a review Jul 2019
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My husband, daughter and I traveled with a group that included 4 adults, 4 teenagers and 3 preteens. Olga greeted us at the airport in Moscow and took us through the airport as VIP visitors - awesome. She set up tours for our group of dancers that included an incredible behind the scenes tour of the Bolshoi, multiple ballets, the Peterhof, Drawbridge night boat tour and several other incredible experiences. She treated us like family. She is so genuine and shared the rich Russian history in perfect English at each tour. She exceeded our expectations and helped us make lifetime memories together. We feel very blessed to have met Olga and would give her 10 stars if we could!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from BeHappyRussia, Владелец at BeHappyRussia
Responded Jul 18, 2019
Dear Karen, Thank you very much for such an astonishing review! The time I spent with you and the ballet dancers was really fantastic and I will be very happy to welcome you back any time in the future. Thank you ever so much!
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bfs16 wrote a review Jun 2019
Sonoma, California94 contributions28 helpful votes
First of all St. Petersburg exceeded my expectations. It is one of the most beautiful cities I have visited-clean, colorful, and safe. We spent 8 days there in May with our adult daughter and can't imagine really getting to know the city in less time. Olga speaks perfect English, projects her voice well so everyone can hear, and has a calm confidence such that she politely position your group ahead of large tours. She worked closely with us in the months before to determine our interests and made many suggestions. She directed me when and where to buy ballet tickets and suggested several spots to visit that were off the beaten track. She was invaluable in answering our questions both as to history and art, but also current culture. My daughter's highlight was the Hermitage Restoration and Storage Center - we were the only visitors at the time- with a guided tour including many items not yet on display at the Hermitage. We all loved the guided tour of the Amber Workshop at Catharine's Palace. She is charming and sweet and very much wanted to make our trip memorable. She succeeded a thousand times over. Although we have traveled to many countries without a guide, a guide is really essential for most of the sights in St. Petersburg because of the different alphabet and limited English spoken. Olga was a great investment. She also encouraged us to visit sights that are more English-user friendly on our own..like the Faberge Museum which has an exceptional audio guide. Simply put, Olga is a must!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from BeHappyRussia, Владелец at BeHappyRussia
Responded Jun 16, 2019
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUCH A FIRST RATE REVIEW AND SUCH A HIGH EVALUATION OF MY JOB!!! It is very important for my company, myself as a guide and my future clients. So happy to know that you loved your trip to Russia and feel that St. Petersburg is just the beginning of your acquaintance with Russia and would love to welcome you back any time you wish! THANK YOU!
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ZeeMN wrote a review May 2019
Pompano Beach, Florida30 contributions29 helpful votes
Our two day trip to St. Petersburg was magnificent, thanks to our very enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide Olga and her driver Andrew. A visit to Hermitage, Peterhof, the Church of the Spilled Blood and the Amber room at Christine's Palace demands a capable guide and Olga is definitely that. St. Petersburg was the highlight of our Baltic Cruise vacation.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from BeHappyRussia, Владелец at BeHappyRussia
Responded May 27, 2019
Thank you very much for your excellent review! We are so happy to know that yuo loved St.Petersburg and travel with us! Looking forward to welcoming you both back in Russia!
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Fred N wrote a review Sep 2018
Hong Kong, China120 contributions132 helpful votes
One of my friend in Hong Kong (a world traveler) knowing that My wife & I joined cruise to St. Petersburg in September, he Suggested behappy Russia tour company to me which he used this company last year. So I contacted Ms. Olga (owner) to arrange a two days private tour for my wife & I. First day (2/9/18) from 9 am to 4pm, mainly attractions in city, second day 9am to 5 pm to do sightseeing outside city. We enjoyed so much of Olga(tour guide for first day)& Helen’s (tour guide for second day) company, both got excellent knowledge of history and explaining everything in details. If you have plan to visit St. Petersburg, I have no hesitation, highly recommend their company to you.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from BeHappyRussia, Владелец at BeHappyRussia
Responded Sep 9, 2018
Thank you very much for the words of high appreciation of our job! Your opnion is very important!! Welcome back to Russia!
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